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News: There'll Soon Be a New Yakuza Game for You to Lust Over

There'll Soon Be a New Yakuza Game for You to Lust Over

Don't hold your breath for a Western release

SEGA’s soap opera-esque role playing series Yakuza had a good run in the West for a while, but now we’re quickly falling behind. Despite localisations being borderline demanded by brand fans, neither Yakuza 5 nor its PlayStation 4 successor Yakuza Ishin have released overseas yet. That means that you...

Review: Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn (PlayStation 3)

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn (PlayStation 3)

"Amuro, I'm doing something extremely wicked"

With the indie gaming boom and so many big publishers trying their hands at projects that are somewhat different from the norm, it can be surprisingly refreshing to play something as single-minded as Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn. There are no immediate details to ponder – you just climb into a...

News: Freedom Wars' English Story Trailer Will Leave You With a Raised Eyebrow

Freedom Wars' English Story Trailer Will Leave You With a Raised Eyebrow

Living is a crime

If you didn't quite find yourself captivated by last week's 12 minutes of Japanese Freedom Wars gameplay, perhaps this three minute English trailer will do the trick. Thanks to the magic of subtitles, you can finally wrap your head around the handheld title's seemingly bonkers plot. Focusing on the release's cast of colourful...

News: Little Red Riding Hood Loses Her Marbles on PS4 Next Year

Little Red Riding Hood Loses Her Marbles on PS4 Next Year

Beware of the big bad Woolfe

If you go out in the woods today you’re sure of a big surprise – a crazed Little Red Riding Hood gunning for your blood. Belgian indie GRiN – not to be confused with defunct Swedish studio, er, GRIN – has confirmed that strange side-scroller Woolfe: The Redhood Diaries will release on the PlayStation 4 in 2015...

News: Natural Doctrine Brings Tactical Monster Mashing to PS4, PS3, and Vita in September

Natural Doctrine Brings Tactical Monster Mashing to PS4, PS3, and Vita in September

Destiny can wait

Strategic RPG Natural Doctrine has been on our radar for many moons now, so we're happy to learn that it finally has a concrete western release date. Earlier today, the team over at NIS America announced that the tactical title will be launching for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita on 16th September in North America, and 19th...

Matters of Import: Shining a Light on PS Vita's htoL#NiQ -Hotaru no Nikki-

Shining a Light on PS Vita's htoL#NiQ -Hotaru no Nikki-

Yes, that really is the title

Nippon Ichi, perhaps best known for its Disgaea role-playing game series, has recently released a new PlayStation Vita game in Japan that’s very different from its usual output. htoL#NiQ is a puzzle game, and is best – or perhaps most lazily – described as Japan's answer to monochrome indie die-lots-‘em-up...

Review: Enemy Front (PlayStation 3)

Enemy Front (PlayStation 3)

War crime

Set during the turbulent times of World War II, Enemy Front is the latest in a long line of first-person shooters to depict the horrors of one of history’s most fierce conflicts. Depicting the tale of a journalist named Robert Hawkins, you’ll team up with the American resistance as part of an effort to put an end to the Nazis once and...

Review: Sniper Elite III (PlayStation 4)

Sniper Elite III (PlayStation 4)

Boom headshot

It’s ironic that so soon after the release of Valiant Hearts: The Great War, another title with a very different outlook on war has stealthily marched onto the PlayStation 4. In Sniper Elite III, rather than making you think about the needless loss of life, this latest instalment in the distance shooter series asks that you revel in...

Review: Ultra Street Fighter IV (PlayStation 3)

Ultra Street Fighter IV (PlayStation 3)

Shoryuken handle it?

Street Fighter has long been one of the most popular fighting games in the genre, with title releases on just about every platform since 1987. The most recent Street Fighter IV demonstrates Capcom’s commitment to keeping the series alive, with a staggering five iterations on the original build making Ultra Street Fighter IV...

News: Not Bought a PS4 Yet? This The Last of Us Remastered Bundle May Tempt You

Not Bought a PS4 Yet? This The Last of Us Remastered Bundle May Tempt You

Ellie of an entry point

While many have been swift to criticise the PlayStation 4’s first full year on the market, we reckon that Sony’s done an admirable job of beating the content drought and keeping a steady stream of software on store shelves. Only last month it collaborated closely with Ubisoft for the release of Watch Dogs, and it still...

News: Greatness Awaits in Sony's New Budget PS3 Software Bundles

Greatness Awaits in Sony's New Budget PS3 Software Bundles

Hong Kong won't have to wait long

With the PlayStation 4 now readily available in most parts of the world, the PlayStation 3 is rapidly becoming a cheaper option for cash conscious gamers. Enter these brilliant new software bundles, which are set to release in Hong Kong next week. For starters, the ‘Artistic Pack’ includes classics such as...

News: Escape Plan Maker Aiming to Break Free with New PS4 Title

Escape Plan Maker Aiming to Break Free with New PS4 Title

Not sure if the project is Lil or Laarg

Fun Bits Interactive, the Washington-based studio famous for monochrome PlayStation Vita launch title Escape Plan, is busy beavering away on a new PlayStation 4 game. While details are currently incredibly scarce, ex-343 Industries employee Randall Knapp notes on his resume that the company has its head down...

Push Rewind: PS4 Firmware Updates, Valiant Hearts, and July's PS Plus Freebies

PS4 Firmware Updates, Valiant Hearts, and July's PS Plus Freebies

A good catch up

Push Rewind was conceived as a means to keep you up to date with the weekly happenings on Planet PlayStation, but seeing as this editor’s been holidaying as far away from computer screens as humanly possible over the past seven or so days, this should prove a really rather resourceful recap for your humble host, too. We’re...